Backwater of Kumarkom
Backwater cruises in Kumarakom take you to picturesque lush green paddy fields, highlands and beaches. Located at 16 km from Kottayam town, Vembanad Lake is one such backwater stretch where a network of rivers and canals meet to add some more beauty to the place. This enchanting picnic spot is ideal for boating, fishing and sight seeing. The small but lovely town of Kumarakom slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake.
Attractions of Kumarkom
The true beauty of the lake can be experienced during the colourful festival of Onam. Snake boat races are the major attractions of the festivals. Over hundred oarsmen in each boat slice their way through the waters to the rhythm of their own full throated singing.
Kumarakom, a cluster of small islands, also has a wonderful vegetation that includes mangroves, coconut palms, and paddy fields. While sailing through water lilies and lotuses, one can also visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, which is undoubtedly an idyllic holiday destination. These backwaters are a safe haven for the rare migratory birds that visit the place every year.
On your houseboat in Kumarakom backwaters, you can enjoy the best of Ayurvedic massages, fishing or bird watching that are the best activities for your relaxing holidays.